A new study from WalletHub.com ranked more than 180 cities in the nation according to their “happiness.”

The study was based around life satisfaction scores, depression rates, physical and mental health, weather and more.

According to the study, location plays a role in how “bright” or “gloomy” our days are.

Key ingredients for happiness, “include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being,” the study said.

The city that came in dead last? Detroit.

Believe it or not, none of our cities in Nevada even made the top of the list But we’re still happy regardless, despite none of our cities making the “top-ten” cut. However, this doesn’t mean the Valley was ignored completely. Do you want to see where cities in Nevada ranked on the list? Scroll down below!

  • 78) Reno


  • 98) Henderson

    Henderson, NV

  • 133) Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

  • 135) North Las Vegas

    North Las Vegas

  • What cities are in the top five?

    Well, it definitely seems that warm-weather states have a higher percentage of being “happier.” Four out of the five cities are in a state filled with sunshine, beaches and beautiful sceneries. However, one of the answers may surprise you!

  • 5) Irvine, California

    Irvine, California

    The city of Irvine, California is best known for its beautiful parks, friendly people, a low crime rate and great schools, which are all good reasons to be ranked in the #5 spot of the “happiest” cities in America!

  • 4) San Jose, California

    San Jose, California

    If you do indeed know the way to San Jose then make the visit! This happy northern California city made it on the list and ranks #4 for a reason! Surrounded by the rolling hills forming the Silicon Valley, this technological community clearly offers a bit more than start-ups and computers.

  • 3) San Francisco, California

    San Francisco

    “The Bay” is iconic and has been featured in movies, TV shows and countlessly mentioned in iconic songs! San Francisco features the trolley cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, amazing food, sight-seeing and more. All of these factors help to make it the third happiest city on the list.

  • 2) Columbia, Maryland

    Columbia, Maryland

    Located just outside of our nation’s capital, Columbia, Maryland features lake shores, everything outdoors, a bit of history and much more. Many people also say that people from Columbia are welcoming and warm, helping to make it #2 on the list of “happiest” cities!

  • 1) Fremont, California

    Fremont, California

    Well, there’s a reason the city of Fremont, California is ranked as the #1 “happiest” city in America. The city is nestled in the shadows of San Francisco and has amazing scenery with tons of fun things to do. Fremont is overall safe, diverse and contains a number of great restaurants, which gives you all the reasons to visit or live in the “happiest” city in America!